Cornerstone Insurance Plc has once again reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring safety driving on our highways, having partnered again with the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRS) in the awareness campaign for safety driving for 2017 ahead of the Ember Month.
The underwriting firm believes that as a corporate citizen, and in line with its vision, part of its corporate social responsibility is to ensure safety and wellbeing of the citizens.
Cornerstone Insurance plc was since five year ago appointed official partner of Federal Road Safety Corps on “Decade of Action” project targeted at improving safety on the road for motorist and other road users.
The ‘Decade of Action’ 2011-2020, a global program launched by the United Nations in over hundred countries including Nigeria is to reduce road deaths and injuries across the world, in this programme covering Zone 2 Command, Lagos and Ogun State
This appointment however was in recognition of the Cornerstones’ strategic thrust of supporting projects and bringing enduring benefits to the people, a top official of the FRSC had stated.
Dayo Alao, head, Retail Business Division, Cornerstone Insurance said the insurance company appreciates the command’s challenges in the quest to make the highways safe for motorist and other road users in the state.
“As a leading insurance company and a responsible corporate citizen, Cornerstone Insurance is poised to use this collaboration to produce an overall positive impact in the society by educating the people on the need to stay alive and prevent road crashes” he said.
Alao who spoke at the Ojota Park where the campaign took place said, safety enlightenment has become imperative in light of the alarming rate of road crashes around the country and efforts to sustain the initiative resonate with Cornerstone’s core value of empathy.
Shehu Zaki, zonal commanding officer, Zone RS2 Lagos said the campaign is a strategic initiative of the corps aimed at taking road safety awareness to the door steps of all drivers and other stakeholders following an expected hike in road activities associated with Ember month period in Nigeria.
“Ember month is a period when commercial drivers are in a desperate haste to double profit; while private ones hurry to meet up several engagements as result of festivities”.
According to him, the resultant effect is increased vehicular density on the roads, over speeding, over loading , causing stress to drivers and vehicles which often lead to road traffic crashes and gridlocks.